As a business owner, you may be wondering why you should adorn the front entrance of your business or store with containers of plants?

Here are a few reasons:

It makes your location, especially if you are a new or growing business, feel and look alive as the plants grow, bloom various colors and rise above your big container. When your outdoor entrance looks dull, old or void of a welcoming presence, your customers sense this. By adding a few big containers or pots filled with lush plants, they know you are there for them and care about the impression made before they even walk into your store or place of business.

It adds curb appeal to your establishment. We know how important this is, especially today in these difficult times of dealing with Covid-19. Many establishments are offering outdoor seating, and when that seating is surrounded by plants in containers, you are creating a space to enjoy. The containers also help direct people’s walking paths to and from your location outdoors. And containers or pots with live plants adds a beautiful element to your front entrance or walkway. It is an easy way to catch a passerby’s attention, otherwise, your location may be overlooked or unnoticed. 

It draws attention to your front door. People see the container gardens as they are driving by and are reminded your place is open for business. When you install a refreshment of plants to the storefront, people take notice. They feel the place is alive and operating. When you see dead plants in a pot by an entrance, that leads to an unsightly experience. Enhance your customers experience with beautiful, colorful, even flavorful plants and they will take notice.

It says “thank you.” Adding container gardens gives your visitors and customers the extra to welcome and thank them, in a visual way, for continually visiting your business as a valued customer. When you take the time to make it special, they will feel you are special too as a business offering your products and services.

And best of all – it engages your customer in conversation with you! Want to get to know your new customers or regular visitors better? You would be surprised at how a container or pots filled with cheerful plants gets them talking with you and about you. Plants are conversations pieces, and many people understand the beauty they bring to a space.


If you would like a reference from business utilizing our container installation services, feel free to request one via the Contact Form below. We are known as “Container (Gardening) Crazy” so this is why Cathy Testa named her handle as, “Container Crazy CT.”

A Free Consultation

We start by meeting for a free consultation where we will assess your style, color preference and budget – it’s that easy – then we take it from there, or you may call Cathy Testa any time at 860-977-9473 or email at

Local Businesses

We love working with our local businesses in Broad Brook and East Windsor, Connecticut to support our “shop local” efforts. As a small business owner myself, I value the interaction we achieve by helping one another grow and enhance our surroundings in our community.

Thank you,

Cathy Testa



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